Wife of Hoover murder suspect arrested

Susie Orr Duncan (source Hoover Police Department)
Susie Orr Duncan (source Hoover Police Department)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Hoover police said the wife of a homicide suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder case.

Hoover police, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Susie Orr Duncan, 43, of Decatur, was arrested Tuesday by police in Decatur.  Duncan is the wife of Wayne Duncan who was arrested last week in connection with the murder of Nicholas Matthew Johnson, 25, of Hoover, and the attempted murder of a female.

Investigators said Susie Duncan was charged with hindering prosecution.

Early Friday morning, Hoover police were called to the 500 block of Shades Crest Road where they found a female suffering from stab wounds.  Inside the home, police found Johnson stabbed to death.

Police said the female victim identified Wayne Duncan as the attacker, who was an aquaintance of the victims.

Hoover police said Susie Duncan will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail on $15,000 bond.